On the program for Saturday December 11, 2010
Part two of 'Songs and Stories' - A songwriter's circle recorded at the 2010 Nova Scotia Music Week in Yarmouth, NS featuring Charlie A'Court, Christina Martin, Stephen Fearing, and hosted by Old Man Luedecke
Charlie A'Court combines a rich, rhythm & blues upbringing with soulful, adult-contemporary songwriting, making him for one of Canada's brightest new stars. Music Nova Scotia's Entertainer of the Year in 2009, A'Court has toured extensively throughout Canada and abroad with headlining performances at the Stan Rogers' Folk Fest, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Kerrville Folk Fest, and Ottawa Blues Fest. A'Court has shared the stage with high profile artists including John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Martin Sexton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Procol Harum, Colin James, and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd.
Christina Martin can hold her own on stage, whether it's in a living room, a train car or in a stadium, she connects deeply with her audience. With a voice that elicits Sheryl Crow and Lucinda Williams comparisons, Martin is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who takes listeners into the caverns of their hearts, examining both the light and darkness. Whether she's softly serenading with an acoustic number; or perfecting her rock n' roll swagger with a band, Martin is at home in the spotlight.
Stephen Fearing brings a powerful mix of experience, skill, and creativity that comes from years of success working with musical greats such as Garth Hudson (the Band), Daniel Lanois, Pam Tillis, Malcolm Burn, Wayne Jackson and John Wynot. The consistent quality of work produced over Stephen Fearing's two decades plus career has earned him a JUNO Award for his work with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and a West Coast Music Award and five Juno Award nominations as a solo artist.
Old Man Luedecke is one of Canada's best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth from old roots, but it's Luedecke's contemporary lyrics coupled with the irresistible rhythm of the old time banjo that connect and make him so loved with his audiences. His latest album, Proof of Love, won the prestigious 2009 JUNO Award for Roots Solo album and won legions of new fans at home and abroad.
NOTE: Since this concert is too long for the radio program, here is the third round of performances beginning with Charlie A'Court
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